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Kauri

A gum like resin that is used in the making of enamel and varnish.

Kauri Butanol Valve

A measure of the solvency power of petroleum thinners.

Kerf

A slice made in concrete by a router or saw.

Keystone

The final wedge-shaped piece installed in an arch.

Kiln

A hollow chamber for drying wood that has a controlled air flow, temperature, and humidity.

Kiln Dried

Wood that is dried in a kiln using artificial heat.

Kitchen

A room in the house used for cooking and storing food.

Kneeboards

Boards that are kneed on when installing concrete flatwork.

Knock-down Finish

A finished created by using a trowel to push an aggregate into the surface of concrete.

Knot

A natural characteristic in wood that is formed from a branch joining the truck of the tree. It is round, hard, and usually darker in color.

Kraft Paper

A very thick and heavy paper, also called Rosin Paper, that is often used for an underlayment or to make patterns for the layout of a floor.

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